About Deborah ParedezDeborah Paredez is an American poet, scholar, and cultural critic. She is the author of the poetry collections, Year of the Dog and This Side of the Skin, and the critical study, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. Her poetry collection, Year of the Dog published by BOA Editions in 2020, was listed as a New and Notable Poetry Book by The New York Times and described as candid and chilling by Ms. Magazine. Her poetry collection, This Side of Skin, was published by Wings Press in 2002. Her scholarly book, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory, was published by Duke University Press in 2009 and was the recipient of the National Association of Chicana Studies Book Award-Honorable Mention and the Latino Studies Book Award-Honorable Mention. Her essays and poems have appeared in a range of places including Poetry, The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Poet Lore, Crab Orchard Review, Callaloo, and Theatre Journal. Her work has also been anthologized in The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast (Snake Nation Press 2014), Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina America (NYU Press 2010), Women and Migration in the US-Mexico Borderlands (Duke University Press 2007), The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona University Press 2007), Floricanto Sí! A Collection of Latina Poetry (Penguin 1998), and Daughters of the Fifth Sun: A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry (Riverhead 1995).
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